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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Capital Control Measures
			: A New Dataset

Capital Control Measures : A New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2015/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrés Fernández , Michael Klein , Alessandro Rebucci , Martin Schindler , and Martin Uribe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332177.001

ISBN: 9781484332177

Keywords: capital control measures, international financial integration, exchange, international capital, investment, monetary fund, General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper presents a new dataset of capital control restrictions on both inflows and outflows of 10 categories of assets for 100 countries over the period 1995 to 2013. Building on the data in Schindler (2009) and...

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts
			: Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts : Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Gapen , Thomas Cosimano , and Ralph Chami

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863215.001

ISBN: 9781451863215

Keywords: Ramsey policies, optimal monetary policy, remittance, money growth, inflation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal va...

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops?

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864625.001

ISBN: 9781451864625

Keywords: crises, financial flows, fdi, direct investment, foreign investors, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

There is a debate on whether some forms of financial flows offer better crisis protection than others. Using a large panel of advanced, emerging, and developing countries during 1970-2003, this paper analyzes the b...

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances
			: Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2011/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455290666.001

ISBN: 9781455290666

Keywords: Transitory Income Shocks, Financial Development, significance level, fixed effects, dependent variable, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, International Finance: General, Economic Development: General,

We use annual variation in rainfall to examine the effects that exogenous, transitory income shocks have on remittances in a panel of 42 Sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1960-2007. Our main finding i...

Nonresident Capital Flows and Volatility: Evidence from Malaysia's Local Currency Bond Market

Nonresident Capital Flows and Volatility: Evidence from Malaysia's Local Currency Bond Market »

Volume/Issue: 2019/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393161.001

ISBN: 9781484393161

Keywords: Malaysia, Asia and Pacific, Debt markets, International financial markets, nonresident investors, volatility, Asset Pricing

Malaysia's local currency debt market is one of the most liquid public debt markets in the world. In recent years, the growing share of nonresident holders of debt has been a source of concern for policymakers as a...

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 2001/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859119.001

ISBN: 9781451859119

Keywords: international financial liberalization, openness, portfolio investment, foreign ownership, capital controls, foreign ownership restrictions, cost of capital,

We present a readily available monthly measure of the intensity of capital controls across 29 emerging market countries that is based on the degree of restrictions on foreign ownership of equities. The initial open...

Uphill Capital Flows and the International Monetary System

Uphill Capital Flows and the International Monetary System »

Volume/Issue: 2017/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Balazs Csonto , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484311424.001

ISBN: 9781484311424

Keywords: International financial markets, Central banks and their policies, Uphill capital flows, yield curve, term premium, US Treasuries, reserve accumulation, foreign holdings, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

Uphill capital flows constitute a key transmission channel through which reserve accumulation can distort the stability of the international monetary system. This paper examines and quantifies the importance of thi...

FDI Flows to Asia
			: Did the Dragon Crowd Out the Tigers?

FDI Flows to Asia : Did the Dragon Crowd Out the Tigers? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862089.001

ISBN: 9781451862089

Keywords: FDI, diversion, crowding out, bond, direct investment, foreign direct investment, International Economic Order, International Finance: General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Crowding-out,

China's dramatic success in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) has raised concerns that it has success diverted FDI from other countries in Asia. We develop a new methodology to estimate crowding out, and w...

Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms

Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms »

Volume/Issue: 2012/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , Esteban Vesperoni , and Carmen Reinhart

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463936426.001

ISBN: 9781463936426

Keywords: foreign currency loans, financial regulation, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The prospects of expansionary monetary policies in the advanced countries for the foreseeable future have renewed the debate over policy options to cope with large capital inflows that are, at least partly, driven...

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2014/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Ghilardi , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498365659.001

ISBN: 9781498365659

Keywords: Financial Frictions, capital inflows, banking, bank capital, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper develops an open-economy DSGE model with an optimizing banking sector to assess the role of capital flows, macro-financial linkages, and macroprudential policies in emerging Asia. The key result is that...